Zhe Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Awards and Honors

2022-Present Muscular Dystrophy Association Scholar

2021-2022 Toffler Scholar Award

2019-2021 Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship, ALS Association

2012 – China National Scholarship

Research Interests

My research focus on the production and degradation of the dipeptide repeat proteins (DPRs) in C9ORF72-ALS/FTD, whose accumulation is known to be toxic to neurons. I am particularly interested in investigating the modifiers of these processes by different screening approaches in neurons. This understanding will provide important insight on potential biomarker and therapeutic strategy development.